Carabao Cup semi-final draw: Manchester United to face Newcastle United at Wembley?

Carabao Cup draw Credit: Alamy
Carabao Cup draw Credit: Alamy

Southampton’s reward for knocking Man City out of the Carabao Cup is a semi-final tie against Newcastle United, while Nottingham Forest face Man Utd.

Goals from Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo secured Southampton a stunning victory over Pep Guardiola’s side. They will host the Magpies in the first leg.

Newcastle have reached the semi-finals of the League Cup for the first time in 47 years. Dan Burn scored his first goal for his boyhood club in their 2-0 quarter-final victory over Leicester.

Four-time League Cup winners Nottingham Forest were drawn at home to Manchester United following their 4-3 win on penalties against Wolves after the game finished 1-1 in normal time.

Dean Henderson saved two spot-kicks in the shoot-out to set up a clash with United after Erik ten Hag’s side beat Sky Bet League One outfit Charlton 3-0 on Tuesday.

But on-loan Henderson will not be able to take part in the semi-finals against his parent club United.

The semi-final ties will take place in the weeks commencing January 23 and 30.

Saints boss Nathan Jones stated post-match that he is “not dreaming” of Wembley just yet.

“It’s no different. Our cup ties have been against Premier League sides. Palace away is a tough game. Tonight we were playing against one of the world’s best sides, one of the best managers of all time. We just need to transfer that into the league.

“I’m not getting carried away. We need time to change the direction of the club. The previous manager did a wonderful job but in the last year, they’ve not won a lot of games. Changing the momentum of a football club is tough. I’m clear, I’m strong. I’d like an element of realism elsewhere. If we get that then we’re all together and can do something here.

“I’m absolutely not dreaming [of Wembley]. I’ll be up until 3am watching Everton. We have a long day tomorrow. I’ll have about 20 seconds with a glass of wine and then reality hits.”

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